What about Tunisia?

JCI, also known as Junior Chamber International, is an international organization that started as a dance club in the USA which later became one of the biggest networks in the world. It is a non-profit international non-governmental organization [1] of young people between 18 and 40 years old. Henry Giessenbier founded it in 1915. JCI’s vision is to become the first worldwide network to connect young active citizens around the world and its mission is to give opportunities to youth to create a positive impact.

JCI was founded in Tunisia on February 12, 1961, having M. Hassib Ben Ammar as the first president. Soon, the chambers started spreading all around Tunisia.


JCI helped Tunisia in various ways, especially through its four main pillars:

  • The individual: training the youth and their soft skills, mainly leadership, professionalism, communication with other people, effectiveness, entrepreneurship, which is something that helps the Tunisian youth be more self-effective which would help them have an even greater positive impact on Tunisia,  through the skills acquired.
  • Global: connecting youth on a global scale throughout the chambers and various actions
  • Community: creating positive change and impact via the various actions and, of course, throughout the members’ work.
  • Economy; a pillar that contributes to the country’s growth either throughout sustainable development, creating young entrepreneurs, etc, mostly by trying to stimulate economy via creating development projects that helps the country.

The country is very happy with JCI TUNISIA’s works. The actions are usually mentioned in radio broadcasts and articles, and, in fact, two past presidents have been part of JCI Tunisia, making the country totally approving of the organization’s works.

by Ali C.


Tunisia joined the World Bank on April 14th, 1958. The relationship between Tunisia and the World Bank is based on a convergence of approaches between the World Bank’s cooperation strategies to assist Tunisia, and national economic and social development plans and programs. This makes the World Bank one of the largest donors to Tunisia. The World Bank has granted several loans to Tunisia to finance projects that include: Development of Mountain and Forest Areas in the Northwest Region (December 2010), Tunis-Employment (July 2010), and Natural Resources Management Project (June 2010).

Dr. Jim Young Kim, President of the World Bank Group, paid a working visit to Tunisia to participate in the “International Investment Conference in Tunisia”, sponsored by the Group. The Group currently funds 12 projects with a total budget of US $ 758 million covering agricultural research, water supply, banking institutions, central government, and trade.

The World Bank, based in Washington D.C., United States of America, was established on July 22nd, 1944 by the 44 countries that participated in the Bretton Woods Conference. The World Bank Group has two international institutions; The World Bank for Reconstruction and Development and The International Development Association. The Bank aims to reduce poverty and improve the standard of living of the population through financial and technical assistance to developing countries. At first, when we hear aid, people believe that we are under pressure, but when we see real achievements and talk about them, they are convinced that it is the best solution for the development of the country, especially in light of economic problems.

by Kamroucha K.